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Lecture 19

Lecture 19 Feb 26 Democracy and Poverty-Theory and Evidence

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Political Science
Jeffrey Kopstein

Lecture #19 Democracy and Poverty: Theory and Evidence Feb 26, 08 Paper: Due March 11 - - Class ID: 2050677 - Password: kopstein - March 11 in class in paper, and also online - Submit on the same day to both - Can poor countries be democratic? - Poor countries had GDP per capita less than $2000 per year - PPL in poor countries are worried about the quantity of life rather than the quality: food, shelter - 1913-1985 the rich got even richer and the poor got even poorer - since 1985, there were two important changes: 1) China, growing 7%-10% a year 2) parts of Latin America are growing and getting wealthier: Brazil, Argentina, Chile - Even still, parts of Africa, Latin America, Asia are still poor, subsistence for daily survival S LIDE #1: Political Economy - From Aristotle to Marx - Lipset and Modernization Theory - State of the Art: Przeworksi and Limogi - But what is the casual relationship - Do certain kinds of conditions overcome prerequisites? (i
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